Twitter improves the disinformation labels on Tweets
Twitter is now rolling out enhanced labels for disinformation, with various languages for different types of potentially misleading content within tweets, after launching an early test of new alert forms in July.
To provide more insight and better explain why each tweet has been reported, the new labels will now be presented with various messages and alert colours.
Twitter claims that its initial misinformation tags, which were released in February last year, were criticised for being too small and unclear, which is why it's updated the format and ensured that it's doing its part to make users aware of misleading claims that don't otherwise violate its guidelines.
While Facebook has taken the majority of the blame for the spread of disinformation and manipulation on social media, Twitter has also played a role, with several study papers indicating that misinformation typically starts trending on the platform before migrating to other platforms.